Most of you know that Mr E and I prefer to eat grain-free and sugar-free as it's helpful to the management of our shared auto-immune disease, Hashimoto's.
Well, since Christmas
we I kinda fell off the wagon a bit and indulged in a few too many gluten/sugar laden treats that eventually played havoc with my digestive system and triggered more than the usual number of monthly migraines.
So I've given myself a stern talking to and am back on the clean-for-me menu plan again. Mr E rarely falls off that menu these days - what an inspiration he has become!
Every day I pack him a 100% healthy lunch for work, and that always includes a thick slice of grain-free/sugar-free cake. I don't want to make the same thing over and over so there's been some experimenting in the Elefantz kitchen this month and I have to tell you that this new Beetroot, Banana & Cranberry Cake is a winner...
Before baking I had to take a photo of the glowing pink batter contrasted against the spring green of the pepitas...inspiring a design perhaps??
The only sweetness in this recipe comes from the banana and the grated beetroot, plus those little pops of dried cranberries, but if you like sweeter cakes you could cover it with orange or lemon icing.
The recipe is HERE for you to download and save.
While my cake was baking I was inspired to prepare a tea towel stitchery using my new Simple Alphabet Sampler letters...
I traced BAKING across the bottom edge of a green check kitchen towel and thought the vivid colours of these two Aurifil threads would be perfect for bringing the word to life...
The Simple Alphabet Sampler will come in handy for many projects this year!
But I'd best finish this one first...
The Sampler pattern is featured in the March Stitchery Club (info HERE)
Another migraine is brewing at the moment (weather related this time) so if I'm missing from the blog tomorrow you'll know why.
Have a beautiful day,